As a school with a specialism in media arts it comes as no surprise that the Apple digital learning environment is at the heart of Isca’s creative teaching.
Students use industry standard tools, including the Mac and Logic Pro, to produce a school radio station that has picked up two Sony Radio Music Awards and recently recognised as the Most Outstanding School Radio in the UK by radio industry body Arqiva. In addition to the school’s expertise in audio production students are taught video editing skills, using iMovie and Final Cut Pro, as part of the BBC News School Report project.
The school has several carts of MacBooks which are in use across the Creative Arts Department. Modern Foreign Languages started their journey towards mobile learning after they were assigned their own cart in 2006; making use of GarageBand in the production of multi-lingual podcasts.
Isca is now pioneering the use of iPads as a learning resource enriching all aspects of teaching and learning through their innovative use in the classroom.
Rather than finding them in a specialised department they are being used across the entire curriculum with the greatest uptake coming from the Modern Foreign Languages department.
In addition to the college’s MacBook carts, a specialised suite of iMacs is used to support higher level and diploma work including pro applications such as Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro and Adobe’s Creative Suite. This is heavily supported by Isca’s Media Technicians who have extensive industry experience which is invaluable to the students’ understanding.
Stormfront worked with the school to implement a campus-wide, integrated solution to support the Macs taking advantage of the school’s existing Windows infrastructure.
With Stormfront’s specialised experience working with professional workflows, the students and teachers now have a seamless and robust solution to deliver cutting-edge teaching and learning.